Criterion’s Burnout Paradise the ultimate box is a drastic departure from the previous burnout games. The game is still high speed racing through populated streets and spectacular crashes with the traffic. But with this game, the players are dropped into an open world called the paradise city.
Specs for playing burnout paradise the ultimate box:
- Windows XP, Vista
- 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 XP/ 3.2 GHz Pentium 4 Vista
- 1 GB RAM XP / 1.5 GB Vista
- Directx 9.0
- 4GB install space.
This version called the Burnout Paradise the ultimate box, the players will get all the downloadable content given by the developers Criterion so far, which includes more multiplayer mode, bikes, a day and night cycling game play and a new party pack that enables offline multiplayer option.
It all seems to work pretty well.
This is a hardcore racing entertainment. It is accessible and entertaining. It is more forgiving when it comes to control and also with bad crashes with the beams and walls.
The game play consisit of the player driving around the city and stopping at traffic lights to initiate the racing events. The game play is well thought through. Certain types of cars are good at certain events. You can do stunt cars to do tricks. Aggression cars for take down battle. And speed car for races. Racing around the world will earn you better license and ultimately gives you better cars.
Hidden in the paradise city is tons of shortcuts and getting used to these intricate shortcuts will take you some time. While driving mechanics are pretty easy to get used to, the game setup is more complicated. Until you learn the ins and outs of the city, you are going to be a little confused. The reason for this is, the games allows you take any route to the finish line.
If you take the wrong shortcut, you will be heading in the completely wrong direction instead of racing the opponents. It is not like the players are left to fend for themselves against poor gameplay, the game offers aids in the form of tutorial, blinking street signs, turn signals and a mini map that lets the players know where to go.
Even then, it will take some time to get used to the timing and everything especially if you deviate from the recommended route over and over again. Checking the mini map by removing your eye off the road can result in crashes and therefor you might want to double think before you do it. Once you get used to the game, navigation becomes much less of an issue and it is more satisfying than anything.
Each vehicle has its own feel and stats that will make it unique. Point totals require you to complete takedown, stunt missions and it increases as you move through. It can get a little tedious as you get the elite license. You have to complete all the challenges in the game world some of which you may have already completed a few times over.
But with everything said, the game play remains very entertaining with lots of content to engage with here to unlock all the 70+ cars.
Others include flying down the road to achieve, while wandering around. Any time a crash mode can be initiated. You will hit the boost button to bounce down city streets, tagging vehicles for points and buses for multipliers.
It is mindless and satisfying in many ways, it can not be as satisfying as solving the puzzle challenges of burnout title’s past few iterations.
Unlike the console version of the game that the players very much love and play, this Burnout Paradise the ultimate box does allow you to restart the event if you fail, or if you want to try again which certainly makes things more player friendly.
If the players feel that the single player portion is getting boring, there is plenty of options in Burnout Paradise the ultimate box online competitions that includes, various types of stunt and time challenges as well as customizable races. The party mode supports offline multiplayer that allows the players to play the event in turn based system. It means, the players will pass the controller around trying to set the highest score in the event.
Since the game works in pc version, the Burnout Paradise the ultimate box game supports multiple inputs, even multiple monitor and customizable graphics options. But you might have to get through the menu interface to get to everything you are looking for.
Conclusion for Burnout Paradise the ultimate box:
If you are wanting a high standard PC racing and entertainment experience Criterion’s Burnout Paradise Ultimate box is perfect and one of the few.